Match Report - Solihull Moors

Half Time:

Kettering Town FC: 0

Goals

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Solihull Moors: 2

Goals

Ryan Beswick 18
Andy Brown 23

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Full Time:

Kettering Town FC: 1

Goals

James Haran 84

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Nathan Hicks > Lewis Hornby58
Gary Mulligan > Aaron O Connor68
Brett Solkhon > Liam Canavan75

Solihull Moors: 3

Goals

Andy Brown 64

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Omari Sterling-james > Darryl Knights66
Jamey Osborne > Eddie Jones71
Shephard Murombedzi > Joel Dielna80


Match Report

N A NUTSHELL: The Moors were just too good for a Kettering side that never gave up and after goals in the 18th and 23rd minutes from a Ryan Beswick free kick, and Andy Brown, it was always going to be an uphill struggle. A further Brown goal in the 65th minute sealed the game and Kettering got a late consolation from Poppies man of the match James Haran. THE KETTERING SQUAD: Dean Snedker continued in goal as Paul White was still out injured. Gary Mulligan replaced cup-tied Paul Malone. Rene Howe was back after suspension with Ben Baker and Lewis Hornby dropping to the bench, which included Jamie McAlindon, signed this week as cover and Liam Canavan after injury. HOW THE GAME UNFOLDED: A great pitch and a sunny day greeted the two teams for this Emirates F A Cup Fourth Round Qualifying tie. Ex Redditch man Jamey Osborne saw his 3rd minute shot go wide and an 8th minute free kick saw Liam Daly head straight at Kettering keeper, Dean Snedker. Kettering’s first sight of goal came as home keeper, Nathan Vaughan, fluffed a clearance and Wilson Carvalho may have shot straight away but he tried a pass which was intercepted. The Poppies then almost caught the Moors napping as a quick free kick from Nathan Hicks down the middle was just out reach of skipper Brett Solkhon. Solihull seemed to have control of the game and a 13th minute cross saw Andy Brown head across goal and Ryan Beswick fired wide from a decent position. The Poppies were conceding free kicks under pressure and Beswick’s 17th minute free kick from the left was cleared only for Rene Howe to be penalised for another foul which was from shooting range. Unfortunately for Kettering it provided the first goal of the game as Beswick’s left foot shot over the wall, although having no real power, was missed by Snedker as his feet seemed rooted to the ground. Kettering had a chance three minutes later as Solkhon met a Carvalho free kick – but headed wide. Snedker then had to save from Brown as he headed at goal after a corner. Brown did however score within a minute. Dom Langdon was muscled off the ball on the halfway line and out of position was unable to prevent a cross from the right from Shepherd Murombedzi. The cross was met at the far post by a bullet header from Brown to make it 2-0. The Moors were firmly in the driving seat and more goals looked on the cards. An overworked Kettering defence cleared away after a goalmouth scramble. There was chance for Kettering as Vaughan dropped a cross and Spencer Weir-Daley saw his shot blocked by a defender. There was a suggestion of a hand for the block and again as the defender rolled on the ground covering the ball until Vaughan collected. Another shout for handball followed as Carvalho’s shot cannoned off of Daly, but the defender could in no way have deliberately handled that one. The Poppies were trying hard, against the odds, and Weir-Daley had a shot blocked with Carvalho spooning the rebound high into Vaughan’s hands. Vaughan presented Kettering with another chance on 43 minutes as he scuffed a clearance. Weir-Daley was put clear on the left and whether it was a cross or shot, only he will know and as the ball came across the six yard box towards Hicks, the midfielder failed to react and the ball was cleared. Kettering survived another free kick into the six yard box in added time of the half as the ball was finally hooked clear. Half Time: Solihull Moors 2 - 0 Kettering Town Snedker was soon in action saving a straightforward Beswick shot and at the other end Vaughan was down to make a routine save from Carvalho’s left foot effort. Vaughan had to be alert to come off his line to collect a Hicks’ pass through for Howe. Kettering had two corners easily cleared as they looked to find a goal from somewhere. The lively Jordan Fagbola was down in the penalty area on 58 minutes under James Haran’s challenge- but the Referee was underwhelmed by the penalty shout, although he stopped the game for a head injury as Kettering attacked on the halfway line. Just as Kettering began to look more in the game Andy Brown delivered the coup de grace. After Kettering pressure, the Moors broke with two players. Omari Sterling-James broke down the left and sent the perfect cross for Brown to attack and the header was true past Snedker. The game was won, but to be fair the Poppies were game and determined. James Brighton’s clearance though did bounce off an attacker and almost past Snedker who collected high over his shoulder. At the other end Brighton’s corner found substitute Liam Canavan- but the header was wide. In the 78th minute Canavan was in defence and cleared Daly’s header for a corner- which Daly met again- but headed wide. Langdon got in a great saving tackle on Jack Byrne as he shaped to shoot and as Kettering broke from the resulting corner, Carvalho’s shot was well blocked. Kettering’s consolation goal came in the 85th minute as Brighton’s free kick on the left was powered in by Haran’s header. Kettering gave it a final go and Canavan’s shot was saved by Vaughan. Weir-Daley had an opening but another great block prevented any goal. Brighton’s late free kick was put wide by Langdon and finally substitute Aaron O’Connor met a low cross from Weir-Daley and from a good position screwed the shot wide. Kettering’s good run in the Cup was halted and the fans who gave great support, hopefully will be back at Latimer Park on Tuesday and Saturday for the home matches against St Neots and Weymouth. Full Time: Solihull Moors 3 - 1 Kettering Town Attendance: 769 (Poppies fans estimated at 250) Poppies Man of the Match: James Haran Team line-ups: Solihull Moors: 1 Nathan Vaughan 2 Shepherd Murombedzi (26 Joel Dielna,80) 3 Connor Franklin 4 Liam Daly 6 Jordan Gough 8 Jack Byrne 9 Andy Brown 10 Ryan Beswick (Captain) 15 Jordan Fagbola 20 Jamey Osborne (12 Eddie Jones,71) 22 Omari Sterling-James (11 Darryl Knights,66) Subs Unused: 1 Danny Lewis 14 Jean-Yves Koue Niate 19 Harry White 24 Lewis Hayden Yellow Cards: None Kettering Town: 1 Dean Snedker 2 Liam Bateman 3 Dom Langdon 4 Brett Solkhon (Captain) (15 Liam Canavan 74) 5 James Haran 6 Gary Mulligan (18 Aaron O’Connor 68) 7 Wilson Carvalho 8 Spencer Weir-Daley 9 Rene Howe 10 Nathan Hicks (16 Lewis Hornby 58) 11 James Brighton Subs Unused: 12 Ben Baker 14 Ben Bradshaw 17 Jamie McAlindon 19 Callum Westwood Yellow cards: None


Team Sheet

Location: Away (Damson Park)
Kick Off: 15th Oct 2016
Kettering Town FC
Red/Black
Captain: Brett Solkhon
1 Dean Snedker
2 Liam Bateman
3 Dominic Langdon
4 Brett Solkhon
5 James Haran
6 Gary Mulligan
7 Wilson Carvalho
8 Spencer Weir-Daley
9 Rene Howe
10 Nathan Hicks
11 James Brighton
12 Ben Baker
14 Ben Bradshaw
15 Liam Canavan
16 Lewis Hornby
17 Jamie McAlindon
18 Aaron O Connor
19 Callum Westwood
Solihull Moors
Blue/Yellow
Captain: Ryan Beswick
1 Nathan Vaughan
2 Shephard Murombedzi
3 Connor Franklin
4 Liam Daly
5 Jordan Gough
6 Jack Byrne
7 Andy Brown
8 Ryan Beswick
9 Jordan Fagbola
10 Jamey Osborne
11 Omari Sterling-james
12 Danny Lewis
14 Darryl Knights
15 Eddie Jones
16 Jean-Yues Joue Niate
17 Harry white
18 Lewis Hayden
19 Joel Dielna